ST5918 : Trent: postbox № DT9 85 and other amenities

taken 6 years ago, near to Trent, Dorset, Great Britain

Trent: postbox № DT9 85 and other amenities
Trent: postbox № DT9 85 and other amenities
This postbox is the most easterly of the three in Trent and shares this roadside with a telephone box, parish noticeboard and bench. The postbox is emptied at 4:30pm on weekdays and at 10:30am on Saturdays.
K2 & K6 Telephone Boxes
The iconic red telephone kiosk was the result of a competition in 1924 to design a telephone box suitable for London Metropolitan Boroughs. A design by Giles Gilbert Scott, a British Architect, was chosen. The box, to be known as the K2 was deployed in London in 1926. The post office suggested it be painted red.

The K6 was introduced in 1935, designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. It was a smaller version of the K2, and went on to be installed prolifically around the country. It is the most recognised and iconic telephone box, that many people around the world are familiar with. The first K6 is still to be found outside the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Other versions of the red telephone box were designed and implemented but none were ever to survive the popularity of the K6.

Over 240,000 red telephone boxes were built between the 1920s and 1980s.
BT had replaced many red telephone boxes during the 1980s and 90s with the aluminium KX100, leading to English Heritage to designate over 2000 as listed structures. Only 9400 K6's remain.

BT offered councils to 'adopt-a-kiosk' for 1 to keep local K6's in place. Many have found alternate uses as mini libraries/book exchanges & art galleries, and even for storage of heart defibrillators.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Chris Downer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
ST5918, 35 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 11 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5970 1854 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:57.8917N 2:34.5149W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5968 1855
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Postbox  Noticeboard  Telephone Box  Bench 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 36 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register